How to Train Your Dragon is a fantastic audiobook series. David Tenant narrates the audiobooks and it has all the bells and whistles – music before and after each chapter and wonderful voice acting (and even singing at times) by Tenant. The story follows Hiccup, the son of the chief of his Viking tribe. He’s a bit.. awkward and not much like his father. For one, he learns how to speak Dragonese, the language of dragons and uses it to get out of some interesting situations. He’s also quite scrawny and ends up with a toothless and stubborn dragon who […]
Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by. on the blog… Reviews: Features: Events: more personally… Life: February was nice and full of live and a taste of spring! I kept up with my reading, not as awesome as last month, but I’ve been trying to blog more as well! I feel pretty good with finally getting […]
Splintered is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland that I had been meaning to read for a while now. Alyssa learns that her mother isn’t really insane, they are both descended from Alice Liddel, who was the first to Wonderland and brought back with her a curse that afflicts her family. In order to stop this curse, Alyssa must journey into Wonderland herself. Once she gets there, alongside her best friend and love interest Jeb, she finds things are quite a bit more complicated. Her guide Morpheus is an old friend who appeared to her in her childhood, in her […]
The Invisible Library is probably going to be my favorite book of the year. It certainly is so far. Irene works for “The Library” as a librarian, spy, and someone who travels to different alternate worlds. Usually the mission involves recovering a book. Irene enters a version of London that has a steampunk feel with magic and supernatural creatures. Although she prefers working alone, she given an assistant named Kai who is more than what he seems. I absolutely loved Kai and Irene in this first introduction to what I hope will be a long series. I’ll be seeking out the […]
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? For Review: […]
I’m going to try out the Mini Blog Ahead Challenge hosted by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. The goal is to write and schedule 15 posts in 15 days but those posts have to go live after March 15th. Going to work today on some posts and set up a bunch of review posts to go up. Hope you will join me! I rarely am ahead these days, so hopefully this will help!
Snow is in an asylum when the book starts. She’s constantly thinking of her friend and possible love Bale, who turned violent when he kissed her in an earlier memory. Although she isn’t crazy, she starts to think she is when she starts seeing a boy who tells her to meet her in another world. When her friend/love Bale is kidnapped, she sets out to find him with the help (sometimes) of Jagger, who led her to this world. Of course, she finds out she’s the missing princess and has special powers. She also falls for a guy named Kai […]
Citra and Rowan have a chance to become a Scythe – a necessary position in their world that randomly selects people to die to keep their world a perfect one. Unfortunately what starts as a competition for the position becomes a competition to the death, as one of them will die if not chosen. This provision comes about by the council of Scythes. The pair is separated from training when their Scythe dies. Citra ends up with a legendary woman Scythe, but Rowan is forced to deal with a sinister Scythe who seems to glean for the pleasure of killing. […]